7 Must-Visit Flower Festivals around Tokyo in 2020 Summer!
From Sunflower to Lavender, Best Summer Flowers in and around Tokyo Japan
Japanese flower season has kicked off in mid March with the cherry blossom storms, and more and more beautiful and colourful flowers start to flourish all the way through summer.
From vivid Sunflower to charming Lavender, I have picked 7 most stunning flower festivals and flower fields in and around Tokyo you should definitely visit in summer!
In order to prevent the further spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), some of listed flower festivals in 2020 are cancelled. Please check the latest information on their official websites before visiting.
1. Yamanakako Hanano Miyako Park
Yamanakako Hanano Miyako Park (花の都公園) is a popular flower park located by Lake Yamanaka (Yamanakako) at the foot of Mt Fuji. Wide variety of flowers can be seen in this 300,000 m2 vast park through the year, and Poppy, Zinnia and Sunflower are in their season from mid June to late August.
2. Bunkyo Hydrangea Festival
Hydrangea is one of most beloved flowers in Japan which flourish usually during rainy season (from mid to late June). Bunkyo Hydrangea Festival (文京あじさいまつり) is an annual festival held at Bunkyo ward, Tokyo. Over 3,000 flowers spread through Hakusan Shrine to Hakusan Park. There will be numbers of special events during the festival.
Date: 13th to 21st June 2020 <<CANCELLED>>
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3. Lake Kawaguchiko Herb Festival
Lake Kawaguchiko Herb Festival (河口湖ハーブフェスティバル) is an annual flower festival held at two venues: Yagizaki Park and Oishi Park at the shore of Lake Kawaguchiko. The event features numbers of herbs and flowers including over 100,000 Lavenders, and the glorious view of Mt Fuji in the background. There will be also a market at the site selling crafts, local products and food including lavender-flavored ice cream.
Date: 12 June to 12 July 2020 <<CANCELLED>>
4. Tambara Lavender Park
Tambara Lavender Park (たんばらラベンダーパーク) is the largest lavender park in Kanto region, which can be accessed within 2 hours from Tokyo. It’s located at the hill of 1,300 m above sea level in Numata City, Gunma Prefecture. Charming and fragrant Lavenders and several other flowers can be enjoyed at this highland with cool breeze.
Date: TBA (29 June to 25 August 2019)
5. Kiyose Sunflower Festival
Kiyose Sunflower Festival (清瀬ひまわりフェスティバル) is an annual flower festival held every August since 2008. The venue is located in Kiyose City, the suburb of Tokyo near Saitama Prefecture. Over 100,000 Sunflowers bloom at the vast field of 24,000 square meters. The city can be accessed within 1 hour from the central Tokyo by Seibu-Ikebukuro line (direct from Ikebukuro Station).
Date: mid to late August
6. Zama Sunflower Festival
Zama Sunflower Festival (座間のひまわりまつり) is annual flower festival held at Zama City, Kanagawa Prefecture. Zama City can be accessed by Odakyu Line which runs from Shinjuku Station and it takes about 1 hour. The event is held twice during summer (July and August) at two different sites: Kurihara and Zama venues both situated in Zama City. The field is bigger at Zama venue where over 550,000 Sunflowers flourish.
From 2019, the sunflower festival will be held only at Zama venue.
Kurihara venue (approx 100,000 Sunflowers)
Zama venue(approx 550,000 Sunflowers)
Date: TBA (10 to 14 August 2019)
7. Nasu Flower World
Nasu Flower World (那須フラワーワールド) is a large flower park located in Nasu Highland, Tochigi Prefecture. The site displays wide variety of colourful flowers from spring to autumn. Cockscomb and Sage flourish in an amazing contrast of vivid yellow and red in the vast field from August to September. When the sky is clear, the magnificent view of Nasu Mountains can be seen in the background.
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How did you enjoy the list of must-see summer flowers in and around Tokyo?? Which flower festival would you like to visit this summer? For more information about travelling in Japan in summer, please check out these articles, too!